A very modern office building, designed according to American model, with an open, light, and pavilion-like atmosphere, much overhead space on each storey, and extra-wide office bays with a minimum amount of columns. The building is situated at a strategic location at Schiphol-Centre, with easy international access, opposite the head office of the Schiphol Group. The project has been realized in two stages and provides more than 38,000m² of office space and 850 parking places. The first stage covers 19,898m² and 450 parking places, of which two thirds are utilized by the Dutch head office of the software giant Microsoft. The main structure comprises a series of longer and shorter office bays linked in a finger-joint configuration. Two subterranean storeys and the plinth of the building accommodate the parking facilities. The office floors allow a flexible layout and are mutually connected by large vides and representative staircases. The flexible and efficient structure provides the owner, Schiphol Real Estate, with an opportunity to anticipate the individual spatial requirements of the various tenants. The combination of a steel skeleton with concrete hollow-core floor slabs is optimally used in an intelligent and economic construction that enables extra-wide office bays with large spans and a minimum amount of columns. An overhead space of no less than 2.90m gives a pleasant feeling of spaciousness. The façades are largely implemented in glass without vertical struts, allowing the incidence of much natural light. The vides, which are roofed over with skylights, also contribute to the abundance of daylight in the building.
address evert van beekstraat schiphol-centrum
client schiphol real estate schiphol-centrum
gfa first stage 19,900m² office space and 13,390m² parking space second stage 18,100m² office space and 12,500 m² parking space
realization first stage 2007 second stage 2009